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Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB)
VIB provides employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired by employing them in a variety of service and manufacturing occupations, providing services and producing quality products at competitive prices. The following goods and services are among those available through VIB for purchase by state agencies, municipalities and institutions:
* Order through the Virginia Distribution Center (VDC).
Virginia Distribution Center (VDC)
The VDC purchases, stores, and distributes staple goods, canned foods, frozen foods, janitorial supplies, paper products, and other selected items for state agencies and institutions and political sub-divisions. To achieve optimal savings for the entire Commonwealth, the VDC purchases products in volume and ensures consistent quality through an extensive Quality Assurance Program, which includes an on-site VDC Laboratory. An agency may not use its local purchasing authority to purchase an item from another source that is available from the VDC without a written waiver from the VDC Director or designee.
DGS/DPS Office of Graphic Communications (OGC)
OGC is a mandatory source for graphic communication services in excess of $750. OGC offers consultation, project management, design and production for a wide variety of graphic design projects which include web and print communications.
Services include concept and marketing strategies, creative writing, graphic design, desktop publishing, web graphics, photography research and art direction, illustration, and production management.
Typical projects include promotional, informational and public educational campaigns; logos and identity systems; internet sites, annual reports and strategic plans; economic development and travel publications; magazines and newsletters; training and conference materials, interactive .PDF files, PowerPoint presentations, calendars and posters; museum catalogs and brochures, etc.
All agencies planning to procure graphic communication services in excess of $750 must first contact OGC to determine if their requirements can be provided by that office and, if not, the agency must receive written authority from OGC to procure from another source. This requirement does not apply to agencies utilizing existing in-house capabilities; however, if any portion of these services will be contracted with the private sector, or another public body, the agency must first contact OGC. To contact OGC, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-371-8359.
Mandatory Term Contracts can be found on eVA http://dps.dgs.virginia.gov/dps/contracts/covacontractsinfo.aspx These contracts are subject to change.
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